Company News »

Champions Tour Pro and Diamond Resorts International(R) Brand Ambassador, John Cook, Wins the Nature Valley First Tee Open

Business Wire
Share on StockTwits
Published on

Champions Tour professional John Cook, brand ambassador for Diamond Resorts International(R) (NYSE:DRII) , a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industry, won Sunday’s Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach and earned his 10th Champions Tour title and 27th career victory, closing with a 3-under 69 for an 11 under total and a one-stroke victory. An enthusiastic endorser of Diamond Resorts, Cook prominently displayed the company’s brand throughout the win.

Diamond Resorts International(R) Brand Ambassador John Cook at the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Peb

Diamond Resorts International(R) Brand Ambassador John Cook at the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach (Photo: Business Wire)

“Pebble Beach means a lot to the Cook family,” said Cook, who first came to Pebble Beach in 1972 with his father as a spectator of the U.S. Open, then went on to win the State Amateur Tournament on this course in 1975 and the State High School Tournament the following year. Cook’s first PGA Tour victory also came at Pebble Beach, when he won the 1981 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am. “I am thrilled to have won again at this very special place for me. I am grateful to my sponsor, Diamond Resorts International(R), for their support and for their commitment to creating Vacations for Life(R) in meaningful places for their members, owners and guests.”

Michael Flaskey, Executive Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Diamond Resorts International(R), congratulated Cook on this significant achievement: “John is a consummate PGA professional and a gentleman. His hard work and resolve this season is a testament to the commitment to excellence that we strive to deliver every day at Diamond Resorts International(R). We are thrilled for John. His successes at Pebble Beach are well documented, but this one was special!”

About Diamond Resorts International(R)

Diamond Resorts International(R), with its network of more than 300 vacation destinations located in 33 countries throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa, provides guests with choices and flexibility as they design their dream vacation, whether they’re traveling an hour away or around the world. Our hassle-free, relaxing vacations give guests a truly memorable experience every time, for a lifetime. Diamond Resorts International(R) manages vacation ownership resorts and sells vacation ownership points that provide members and owners Vacations for Life(R) through 93 managed resorts, 210 affiliated properties and four cruise itineraries. To learn more, visit

Share on StockTwits